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Poster: saintjames Date: Jun 2, 2007 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

I'm ripping the files to wav and writing to cd. Then playing on a bose home stereo or my car. I really can not tell the difference between the vbr and 64. shn/flac and mp3 ? yes.. I can tell the difference.. but it's minor to me.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 2, 2007 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

You'd probably be very impressed with a good stereo. I know I never heard the White Album properly for the first 10 years. The GD made pioneering efforts in audio quality, so be assured there's subtleties there.

You'll need clean amplification and speakers or even fair ($50 or even less) earphones to tell the difference. After awhile you'll tell the difference and regret 64k or 128k (and so anyone getting these from you later). Unless you have more hearing than from normal againg, of course. Now low-tech and older, I find the Speeding Arrow mp3 acceptable at 190 VBR, but I only use 256 VBR in iTunes for myself.

You'll need a decent stereo to tell the difference between 256k and lossless, or a flash MP3 player like an iPod nano with better earphones than the ones that come with it. It would be only fair to mark your CDs made from Mp3 accurately.